Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Next ATUC Meeting on Wed 2nd April All delegates welcome

The next meeting of the Aberdeen Trades Union Council will be held on Wednesday 2nd April at 7.30pm in John Londragon House, 22A Adelphi, Aberdeen. An Agenda and supporting papers will be issued in the next few days.

All delegates are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Aberdeen Festival of Politics - A Unique Event

The Aberdeen Festival of Politics will kick off on Monday 24th March with a showing of two films, City Without Class, a short film about Aberdeen made by local film makers, and The Happy Lands, a powerful film set in the mining communities in Fife during the General Strike of 1926.

It will end with a Big Debate on the Independence Referendum on Sunday 30th and with an Economics Debate on Monday 31st March.

Click here to go to the Festival of Politics website for further details and a programme

Organiser, Renee Slater said, This is a unique event in Scotland. We are in an important year for our country. Whatever happens here after the referendum, Scotland will certainly be a different place.

"As citizens of Aberdeen we have the opportunity to make an impact on that future. Events such as this can only be positive.

Please go along and join in the debate, discussion and the fun!

Saturday, 8 March 2014

AGM celebrates recovery and looks forward with confidence

Tributes were paid to outgoing Secretary, Brian Carroll and to Treasurer, Mark Chapman, as delegates attending the ATUC AGM heard that the finances are healthy once more, and more local trade unions have affiliated.

Brian Carroll

Long standing member, Jimmy Neave, called for a vote of thanks to both Brian and Mark for all their work in spearheading the ATUC recovery to the point
where we can look forward with confidence to the years ahead.

Speaking to his Annual Report, Brian told of a busy year for the ATUC with the highlight being the first May Day March in many years which marched down the entire length of Union Street.